I came across this image which I really like and am considering putting it up on my wall. https://www.magicmurals.com/dc-3.html But, maybe it is just me, but I am not sure the aircraft is actually a DC-3. The nose looks off to me. And there's something about the shape of the wing that doesn't look q...Jump to post
IIRC, the main issue with the AA/AS partnership when AS acquired VX was focused on the potential for decreased competition on transcon routes, which AS was acquiring as part of its merger with VX. In order to maintain competition for consumers, AS was required to reduce the scope of its partnership...Jump to post
Massive divestitures will be required and I doubt it will make this venture worthwhile. Plus layer job losses etc.. Southwest and others will be lining up for NYC slots. Then you have the JFK vs PHL question. JFK would be the victor but who steps up for PHL? Southwest? There will be no divestitures...Jump to post
I saw this on linkedin this morning: https://www.cmtengr.com/2020/07/06/smal ... -recovery/
Interesting read, seems like the TSA info is available at a more granular level than what has been discussed so far.
There are obviously others who know more inside information than me, but my question is this: If AS+AA will be so much better off than DL in SEA, than why didn’t DL just get AS to join SkyTeam six-years ago? I mean, AS and DL used to be pretty close friends, but ultimately DL made the decision that...Jump to post
Tell me what AS would need them for? They fly the 737NG on their longest flights even though they have the 321 in the fleet. Not to call you out, as you're hardly the only one on the site that thinks this way, but nothing in an airline is black and white, or as simple as it seems. Can the Max 8 and...Jump to post
My point is where else have you seen WN enter a market with quite a few routes with a focus on losing money? Going to Hawaii for frequent fliers makes no sense and I don’t think they really feel threatened by AS.
When has not making money been WN’s strategy? Sorry for having some strategic nuance, I know that isn't well received here. Implying that I think their overall objective is to lose money is a little ridiculous. But the route network is a portfolio, and there are money losers in there as well as big...Jump to post
Another week, another round of California cuts by AS. I think it's actually pretty funny that in the same week you see AS pulling out of SFO markets, you see UA reducing back to the capacity levels they had before AS came in. IND/BNA/MCI-SFO as examples. Maybe the AS strategy is to ditch all this an...Jump to post
This seems like an exercise just so when the Board asks Doug what the hell he is doing to solve the issues, he can point to this and say he's doing something.Jump to post
Meh...you still attack AS more than any other carrier, even in threads you do not start. I get every airline has it's fanboys and haters, but AS is one of the better carriers left in this nation, and every time they cut a flight you imply the wheels are coming off. Have a great week. I wish those w...Jump to post
You can be dismissive and post a bunch of data to make yourself look smart but you know as well as I do PDEW isn’t the official barometer here as it doesn’t take into account the competition on the route or the connecting passengers on the plane. Lots of people can fly to an airport but if there ar...Jump to post
Your interpretation. The “tiny” recent adds are West Coast flying. I mean they had a plane painted “Most West Coast”. Seems pretty in line. And as others have discussed these adds should have come after the merger instead of SAN-(some mid size mid America airport). I don’t believe the merger was so...Jump to post
Of those 51 routes, they have cancelled 25 as of March 2020: 28 including SJC-JFK, SJC-DAL and SJC-SNA Yes, and I also see that KOA-SFO/SMF are both gone later as well. So that would be 30 of the 51 have been cancelled. I just didn't want to cloud things beyond March with all the tiny PNW-Californi...Jump to post
That simply isn’t true. The only intra-California routes to be cut have been SJC-BUR and recently SJC-SNA the latter likely for slot losses. SNA-SFO will be up to 7 daily flights. Have they reduced or cut Californian to mid-America and some trans-con? Yes. But I think you’re creating a false narrat...Jump to post
Alaska is bigger than ever but somehow people seem to come to the conclusion it is smaller than ever. Have they made cuts, yes. Are they still flying more route than they did before the merger, yes. Are they profitable, yes. Apparently flying unprofitable routes is sensical but cutting unprofitable...Jump to post
Time for merger mania. A combination of AA & AS. I typically don't participate in this kind of conversation, but in this case I think it is time for AA & AS to get together, if done right. AA needs a return to focus on customer service and operational excellence. AS has both of those. AS ha...Jump to post
Given how they pull out of routes so quickly these days, their network planning really seems like a rudderless ship. Or maybe people at Angle Lake are throwing darts at a map. Agreed. They drove away all their Network Planning talent and put someone in charge of Network Planning who has no Network ...Jump to post
Wonder if AS is hoping the SCASD grant for PDX will be approved or if they are adding with the plan of being successful without the grant. I read the SBP SCASD application. Seems like AS just ruined their chances of winning it to me. The SBP SCASD application was for funds to provide a minimum reve...Jump to post
I fully expect F9 to cut at least half of these routes a year from now. UA will massively price match with BE on all of these routes. If UA could make NK reduce frequencies to FLL/MCO and push WN out, F9 with it's complete lack of name recognition and hit&run strategies, will be gone very soon....Jump to post
Yes but on the other hand not all pax can afford UA's expensive tickets or are after frequency or are biz-class passengers, neither can they afford to book months ahead to get good deals with UA. And since this is New York we are talking about, that is both a biz and tourist destination, i don't th...Jump to post
WeatherPilot wrote:Because competition is bad?
Alaska is returning to a large regional west coast carrier. Some of these new routes do connect the dots primarily for local demand but what flow or connect opportunities are there when you cut transcon routes. Whatever. This. The routes that were cut were established to try to gain some relevance ...Jump to post
Demand NYC-CHI/DEN/LAS/PHX/DFW/MCO/MIA/TPA is large and should be very elastic. They can leave the nowhere-to-nowhere stuff (oh, like CVG-JAX) to others - and have to, if they want to fill 320/321s. Yes, but because there is a hub carrier on one or both ends of each of the routes, the stimulated pa...Jump to post
Wow, this is dumb. It's one thing to grow in EWR, it's a whole other thing to hit every legacy carrier's hubs with it. Cue the competitive responses...Jump to post
NK's new VP of Network was the VP at AS before he got sacked in the layoffs last fall. I have to wonder if this route is based on knowledge gained on the market at AS. Let's get the facts straight here. Was the VP of NK previously at AS? Yes. Was he fired? No. AS network planning has had rapid turn...Jump to post
WN traded AS 5 PAE slots for 1 Extra gate at DAL. This will both help accommodate DL and give WN the ability to add 11 more New markets out of their DAL stronghold. It's a virtual Win for both airlines because AS is getting killed at DAL and AS would have probably killed WN 5 flights in PAE. But I'...Jump to post
I know him. He is a great guy, and has formed a great planning team with individuals who have worked in planning at various airlines. Their route structure will be changing dramatically, and if they acquire more aircraft, watch for some really interesting underserved markets take shape. You don't k...Jump to post
Calm down everyone. Enrilia's report does not show VX metal and so is missing corresponding VX increases in SEA-LAX/SFO. AS is optimizing the Airbus/Boeing metal mix just as they said they would.Jump to post
Southwest lost 7 slots at SNA in the 2018 reallocation. The only question about cuts there were which routes. So are you saying it is a coincidence that Alaska has been growing slots in SNA the past two years? Could be, I guess, but it could also be that Alaska is outplaying Southwest at the SNA sl...Jump to post
Looks like some big wins for Alaska in here...
SFO-SNA reduced from 6 to 3...is this the only intra California market where Alaska has more frequency than Southwest now?
Both SNA and SAN to SJD are showing as exited
LAX to CUN and PVR are showing as exited
Better than paying $500+ more for a little food and free alcohol and a monitor... Hey SWAplanner, welcome to the forum. And thank you for illustrating the quality of WN's network planning department with your very first post. California to Hawaii average fare for the industry is $281. So if you're ...Jump to post
Sadly I don't think SWA yet quite figured out how to run international services to non-leisure markets or routes that require a decent portion of foreign point of sale. Everyone should remember that when Southwest declares it has x-Bazillion new airports it can serve with 737s and Max. This. If you...Jump to post
Alaska is a FAQ way from Southwest just going by sheer capacity. Look st any infra-Cali route and see how many times a day WN flies and how many AS flies. True but intra-Cal isn't everything. How many flights does WN have to Hawaii? To BOS? To NYC? Neither carrier serves everyone's needs but it wil...Jump to post
So there is this, and then the empty LAX HAV flight squatting. What else does AS keep going as charity? 1) HAV load factors aren't as bad as you might think. We will see it for a fact when T100 comes out. If you have alternative facts, then please post them. 2) AS is one of the most profitable airl...Jump to post
I love all the comments here about the "loyal VX flyers." I'm not questioning that there are some, but let's be realistic...they never translated to profits. AS on the other hand , is leading the industry in profitability despite being the target of one of the largest airlines in the world...Jump to post
Anyone who doesn't hate the big consulting firms that work in airlines such as BCG, McKinsey, Bain, or Oliver Wyman had never worked with them. They steal the ideas of the employees, repackage them as their own, and take millions from the company. Not to mention that most of their so-called airline ...Jump to post
I am hearing from a reliable source inside DL that the announcement will be single daily flights to BNA and AUS on a 319 and twice daily to MFR on a CR7. Not quite living up to the hype on this thread but growth nonetheless. No word on timing for announcement but it should hit enilria's OAG thread o...Jump to post
They seem committed to DCA/LGA, but Dallas Love is not mentioned anywhere (ominous music)...
We have clients bummed about the prospect of VX service from DAL going away. Majority of these clients are AAdvantage Platinum / Exec Platinum but routinely grab the DAL-LGA or DCA flights because Love Field is a short drive from their homes and the VX service is amazing. Biggest challenge we have ...Jump to post
Given that WGA has an advance purchase requirement, it's not 99.5 percent . . . Not sure you're getting my point. Look at DAL-HOU for travel today. Anytime is $225 and BS is $247. So for $22 extra you get a rapid rewards multiplier, priority security, a free drink and guaranteed A1-15 boarding. So ...Jump to post
While I don't believe the OP that there will be a change to checked bags/carry on for WGA fares, I don't think enforcement would be a problem. After all, with the slim price difference that always exists between the any time and BS fares, I'd be willing to bet that 99.5% of pax not in BS are on a WG...Jump to post
Lots of talk about cuts at SNA don't appear on the posted summary. Are they short lived cuts? Elsewhere, lots of shifting capacity going from Florida to other parts of the system. One of the biggest changes listed is MHT-BWI at +3. I'm surprised that market swings that much that fast, but then agai...Jump to post
We are moderately famous. LOL
"According to users on the popular site, Airliners.net, these cuts could be related to a “temporary suspension of slots” for Southwest Airlines. This cannot be confirmed."
http://travelupdate.boardingarea.com/so ... perations/
The other problem is block time. Take a look at these markets where both UA and WN have 5 or more daily flights. These are yesterday's scheduled block times: LAX-DEN UA: 137-149 minutes, 140 minute median, 142 minute mean WN: 135-155 minutes, 140 minute median, 139 minute mean LAX-SFO UA: 82-93 min...Jump to post
I don't see WN moves making much impact to the airport. The additional fees for international service, if any, are probably insignificant. If this is a message to the airport then the only thing this is going to tell the airport leadership that the correctness of their move is confirmed. They do no...Jump to post
My mistake, PVR is dropped 4/25 - Thanks! And SJD? I still see it as daily. Thanks just trying to understand. The way it's worded is less than clear. Here's how it reads - Under weekly frequency reductions; SJD-SNA 1/14/2017 2 to 1 trip (1/14-3/4 Sat only; 3/9-4/24 daily). I take that to mean Sat o...Jump to post
barney captain wrote:
My mistake, PVR is dropped 4/25 - Thanks!